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Internship Opportunities

Intern

Position
Section / Location
Application Deadline
UN Resident Coordinator Office in Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
Application Deadline: 18 April 2024

Intern - Protocol (231122)

JO Number: 231122

UN Resident Coordinators Office in China
Beijing, China
Application Deadline: 28 April 2024
UN Resident Coordinator Office in China
Beijing, China
Application Deadline: 28 April 2024

Intern - Partnership (231127)

JO Number: 231127

UN Resident Coordinators Office in China
Beijing, China
Application Deadline: 28 April 2024

Intern - TPI (231135)

JO Number: 231135

UN Resident Coordinators Office in China
Beijing, China
Application Deadline: 28 April 2024
Transport Research and Policy Section
Bangkok, Thailand
Application Deadline: 29 April 2024
UN Resident Coordinators Office in China
Beijing, China
Application Deadline: 30 April 2024
Sustainable Urban Development Section
Bangkok, Thailand
Application Deadline: 30 April 2024
UN Resident Coordinator Office in China
Beijing, China
Application Deadline: 02 May 2024
Space Applications Section
Bangkok, Thailand
Application Deadline: 02 May 2024
Subregional Office for North and Central Asia
ALMATY (ALMA ATA), Kazakhstan
Application Deadline: 09 May 2024
Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization
Beijing, China
Application Deadline: 12 May 2024
Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization
Beijing, China
Application Deadline: 12 May 2024
Sustainable Transport Section
Bangkok, Thailand
Application Deadline: 02 June 2024
Disaster risk Reduction Section
Bangkok, Thailand
Application Deadline: 09 June 2024
Innovation, Enterprise and Investment Section
Bangkok, Thailand
Application Deadline: 29 June 2024
Office of the Division Director
Bangkok, Thailand
Application Deadline: 30 June 2024
Subregional Office for South and South-West Asia
New Delhi, India
Application Deadline: 30 June 2024
Sustainable Transport Section
Bangkok, Thailand
Application Deadline: 14 July 2024
Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division
Bangkok, Thailand
Application Deadline: 15 July 2024
Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division
Bangkok, Thailand
Application Deadline: 16 July 2024
Statistics Division
Bangkok, Thailand
Application Deadline: 24 July 2024
Statistics Division
Bangkok, Thailand
Application Deadline: 05 August 2024
Statistics Division
Bangkok, Thailand
Application Deadline: 05 August 2024
Statistics Division
Bangkok, Thailand
Application Deadline: 05 August 2024
Disaster risk Reduction Section
Bangkok, Thailand
Application Deadline: 20 August 2024
Trade Policy and Facilitation Section
Bangkok, Thailand
Application Deadline: 26 August 2024
Conference and General Services Section
Bangkok, Thailand
Application Deadline: 11 October 2024

Internship Programme

ESCAP provides opportunities for students enrolled in graduate school/PhD programme, or students having graduated with a first university degree or are in the final academic year of a first university degree programme to undertake an internship with one of its diverse range of divisions and offices, most of which are located at its Bangkok headquarters.

The programme aims to expose the intern to the day-to-day work and special missions of ESCAP, promote a better understanding of international problems, and to introduce the intern to the unique and multinational work environment of the UN organization.

The programme will enhance the intern's educational experience through practical work and/or research, along with providing the host division at ESCAP with able assistance in various specialized professional fields.

How to Apply

Interested individuals/candidates who meet the Eligibility Criteria should submit their application through the Careers portal or ESCAP website: after reading the Job Openings of the Internship Programme. Please note the varied deadlines for submitting applications as indicated in each internship job opening.

Eligibility and Conditions

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants to the United Nations internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

  1. Be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
  2. Be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent).

* Note: Applicants who are children or siblings of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the United Nations. For purposes of this instruction, “child” means: (a) the child of a staff member; (b) the child of the spouse of a staff member (stepchild); or (c) the son- or daughter in-law of a staff member. “Sibling” includes a half-sibling or stepsibling

Conditions

Duration: The minimum duration of the Internship programme is two (2) months, and the maximum duration is six (6) months. Internships cannot be extended beyond six months.

Cost: The intern is not financially remunerated by the United Nations. All costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses is the responsibility of the intern or his/her sponsoring institutions.

Visa: The intern is responsible for obtaining any necessary visas.

Medical Insurance: The United Nations is not responsible for the medical insurance of the intern or costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship. The intern must show proof of valid health insurance plan for the duty station at which he/she will work

Leave: The intern will provide written notice in case of illness or other unavoidable circumstances which might prevent him/her from fulfilling the internship.

Responsibilities: The intern undertakes to conduct himself/herself at all times in a manner compatible with his/her responsibilities as a participant in a United Nations internship programme. The intern shall not represent the United Nations in any official capacity.

Confidentiality: The intern must keep confidential all unpublished information made known during the internship and not publish any reports or paper based on information obtained except with the authorization of the United Nations.

Subsequent Employment: There is no expectancy of employment at the end of the internship. The intern is not entitled to apply for a regular position at the Professional or higher level with the United Nations during the period of the internship and for six months immediately following the expiration date thereof. The intern may, however, apply for and be selected for other categories of staff or as consultants or individual contractors at any time after their internship, if he/she has relevant experience.